RANGERS can today confirm that Harry Forrester has signed a new three year contract with the club to extend his stay until 2019.
The former Aston Villa and Doncaster Rovers has signed a deal after impressing during his time at the club in the second half of the season.
The Gers announced the signing of Forrester from Doncaster Rovers on an initial six-month contract on Hogmanay, 2015.
Forrester came through the youth ranks at Watford and Aston Villa and he gained some experience of what to expect in Scottish football with a loan spell at Kilmarnock in season 2010-11.
He made a total of eight appearances for Killie, the final one of those coming as a substitute in a 3-2 defeat for the Ayrshire side to Walter Smith’s Rangers in November 2010, a match incidentally in which new teammate Kenny Miller scored a hat-trick.
From Villa, Forrester spent time on trial with Ajax before joining Brentford in the summer of 2011 on a two-year deal, where he went on to make 69 appearances in all competitions and scored 11 goals in the process with the most significant of those being a late penalty against Chelsea to earn the Bees an FA Cup fourth round replay in January 2013.
When his contract with the London club expired, Forrester switched to Championship side Doncaster Rovers where he made 66 appearances and again scored 11 goals before making the switch north to sign for Rangers.
The deal became official when the transfer window opened on January 2, 2016, which incidentally was also Forrester’s 25th birthday.
Since joining the club, Forrester has scored five goals in sixteen appearances and the Gers fans have taken to the attacker due to his entertaining style of play and never say die attitude.
Forrester scored the opening goal of the 4-0 win over Dundee after just thirteen seconds and his pace and enthusiasm in that game set the tone for what Mark Warburton has described as one of the best performances of the season.